Sunday, March 29, 2015

Obesity Causes Silent Heart Damage

This study sheds new light on the health risks associated with obesity.

January 5, 2015
Patient Obesity

Obesity Rivals Smoking And War Among Self-Inflicted Health Risks

These stats on the real dangers of obesity will shock you.

November 21, 2014

Study Says Early DDT Exposure May Set Up Females For Obesity, Diabetes

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times As they reached adulthood, female mice who were exposed in utero and just after birth to the pesticide DDT showed metabolic changes that put them at greater risk for obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a new study says. The metabolic abnormalities seen in the exposed female mice were dramatically […]

July 31, 2014
Junk food

We’re All In The Clean-Plate Club, Researchers Conclude

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Seems that most of us take to heart the common admonition to clean our plates, at least when we fill them ourselves. Adults eat nearly 92 percent of the food they put on their plates, according to research published in the International Journal of Obesity. There were some variations: […]

July 25, 2014
School lunch

Overweight And Obese Kids Are In Denial About Their Weight, CDC Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times New government data suggest a nonmedical cause of America’s childhood obesity crisis: denial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 percent of obese boys and 36 percent of obese girls think their weight is “about right.” Among kids and teens who were merely overweight, 81 percent […]

July 24, 2014

Study: Not Enough Exercise Is Likely To Blame For Obesity Epidemic

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine report a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in the amount of time Americans spend exercising […]

July 8, 2014
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Assails Plan To Lower School Lunch Standards

Washington (AFP) – Michelle Obama lashed out in a newspaper opinion piece Thursday against Republican plans to roll back recently improved nutrition standards in American schools, one of her cherished causes as U.S. first lady. Obama wrote in the New York Times that revamped school nutrition standards requiring less salt, sugar and fat in meals […]

May 29, 2014

Overweight Teens More Likely To Be Rejected By Thin Peers, Study Says

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Overweight adolescents are indifferent about the weight of their friends, but not so the thin peers, who are more likely to choose friends whose weight status is like their own, researchers looking at teenagers’ social networks say. The role of obesity in friendships among young people […]

May 19, 2014
childhood obesity

Medical Cost Of Childhood Obesity Is $19,000 Per Obese Child, Researchers Say

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Are the millions of dollars spent to try to reverse childhood obesity a good investment? One answer might be found in the cost if the condition goes unchecked: about $19,000 per obese child in lifetime medical costs, researchers reported Monday. That’s $14 billion just for the obese 10-year-olds in […]

April 7, 2014
Sugary Drinks

Bariatric Surgery Found To Ease Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were overweight or obese. Study participants who had gastric bypass surgery or sleeve […]

April 1, 2014
Patient Obesity

Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation’s smallest eaters: Between 2003 and 2012, obesity among children between 2 and 5 years of age has declined from 14 percent to 8 percent — a 43 percent decrease in […]

February 26, 2014
Food Sugar Levels

Sugar Levels In Food Must Be Cut

London (AFP) – Health experts launched a drive on Thursday to cut sugar levels in food in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes. The Action on Sugar campaign aims to make the public more aware about the impact of sugar on health, particularly among children, who it says are often targeted by industry. It […]

January 9, 2014
Patient Obesity

Obesity Ballooning In Developing World

London (AFP) – The number of obese and overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled to almost a billion between 1980 and 2008, a think-tank report said on Friday. There are now far more obese or overweight adults in the developing world than in richer countries, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said. The London-based […]

January 8, 2014